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bridge where it looks like you have a 12-minute drive from the beltway. erika? >> thank you, alexis. police are investigating an attack on a metrobus in which one woman was stabbed. it happened near the intersection of talbert street and martin luther king boulevard southeast. two women were attacked on the bus to capital heights before 2:00 this morning. one was stabbed, the other beaten. witnesses tell police the suspect ran off the bus. those women were taken to the hospital, one with serious injuries. >>> we're following breaking news on capitol hill this morning. a major step closer to a deal that will limit had the damage done by going over the fiscal cliff. overnight, the senate passed a bill that will keep taxes in check for most americans. news 4's megan mcgrath live on capitol hill with the breakdown. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. that's right. under this deal, about 98% of americans would avoid paying higher taxes. the big question though, is will house conservatives go for it. it was a little bit after 2:00 this morning, two hours after the fisca
in las vegas, alexis wineman, miss montana, beaming like the others as they compete for the crown. but hers is a journey unlike any other. the little girl with the big smile but hiding underneath it, a giant hurdle. >> we knew for a long time there was something wrong, we just didn't know what it was. >> reporter: the little girl unable to relate to other children at school. the unexplained tantrums. the hours spent alone. she had autism but her parents and teachers didn't know it. one teacher saying, i don't get paid enough to handle this. no one talked about it in her small montana town. she wasn't diagnosed until she was 11 and no one thought she would ever make it here. at 18, alexis defied the odds. the first contestant with autism to compete in miss america. so you've had a little practice? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: and for the talent portion she plans a stand-up act. this is where you have to be funny up there. >> yes. i'm always funny up there. >> reporter: the same little girl who will tell you she never got the jokes. how did you know you were funny? >> i use it to deal w
creek parkway at p street northwest. traffic has been diverted to k street northwest. >>> alexis davis in for danella this morning. thank you. >>> a stabbing hours into the new year. it happened near talbert street and martin luther king boulevard southeast. two women traveling together were attacked. one was stabbed, the other beaten. the suspect ran and ran off the bus. the victims suffered serious injuries. no word on the motive or the search for a suspect. >>> also new this morning, police are investigating a seven-car crash in northeast d.c. the chain reaction crash happened along new york avenue near blade ens burglary road around 1:30. five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. police are still trying to figure out what caused the crash. new york avenue was shut down in both directions as a precaution. it has since reopened. >>> 4:33 is our time right now. today is the day many couples in maryland have been waiting for. same-sex marriage became legal at the stroke of midnight and it's exactly how some couples decided to bring in the new year of the annapolis wed
or plan on some massive, massive backups. now for more on traffic, we're going to send it to alexis davies in for danella. >> reporter: thank you, tony. that's right. major delays there, two southbound lanes closed on wisconsin avenue between cumberland avenue and dorsett avenue. going to be there a while. make sure you give yourself extra time as you travel down wisconsin this morning. also, another accident, 16th street at east/west highway. involving an overturned suv, all of the lanes are blocked now. we're still getting information on direction there. do be cautious as you approach 16th street at east/west highway. here's a live look at the video. police are on the scene. the car is still on its side. so use caution as you approach. elsewhere, anybody northbound in the hov lane, mile marker 165, an accident blocking the left lane. be careful as you travel northbound on 95. eun? >> thank you. >>> it is the kind of morning you will want to let the car warm up a bit. temperature in the 20s across our area. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein now with the forecast. good morning. >>> go
evening planner. alexis davies in for danella. good morning. >> good morning, tom. look at the roadways. still light volume traveling on the beltway of the we have a couple of accidents we're dealing with. northbound rock creek parkway at p street northwest. there was an accident there blocking the northbound side. all northbound traffic is being diverted on to k street northwest. another accident on the ramp to 95 northbound at fairfax county parkway. it is a one-car accident. it looks like police are on the scene to clear that accident out of way. erika? >> thanks so much. we're following breaking news this morning. the senate passed a plan overnight limiting the damage from falling off the fiscal cliff. that vote came just two hours after the new year began. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning, megan. what can you tell us? >> well, good morning. i can tell you that these negotiations went late into the night and right around 2:00 a.m., two hours after the deadline for the fiscal cliff, the senate approved a measure that would block across the boa
forecast, that's coming up in ten minutes. now a look at traffic on this thursday morning. alexis davies is here. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tom. and good morning, everyone. still looking at a very light commute as you're traveling on the beltway this early morning hour. still dealing with that road closure, water main break here on route 355. two southbound lanes closed on wisconsin avenue between cumberland avenue and dorsett avenue. getting by with one lane there. elsewhere on the roadways, 95 and bw parkway, looking good as you travel into the district from baltimore. we're looking at 55 miles per hour on the bw parkway as you're heading southbound. and here's a live look at the beltway at connecticut avenue. and looking good, as well. aaron, eun? >> all right. thank you. >>> a developing story now in adams-morgan this morning. police found a body last night on biltmore street just a block from where a 23-year-old missing man was last seen celebrating the new year. news4's megan mcgth is there live. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. this 911 call came in late last night
ms. america. but for most of her early life, alexis weinman spent her time alo alone. >> i was very quiet, because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there was something wrong but their small town of cutbank, montana, didn't have the resources to help figure out what it was. and then at the age of 11, after years and years of searching for answers, a doctor finally put a name to wineman's condition. pervasive development disorder. a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent. but very quiet. socially awkward. and they don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically, they don't end up becoming beauty queens, either. but wineman says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i wanted to accept myself and my autism. and i realized that my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> reporter: she entered the ms. montana pageant as a way to prove to herself she could do anything she set her mind to.
the nation's unemployment rate. alexis christoforous reports on the industries that are adding jobs while millions of americans strug tom find work. >> reporter: employers continued hiring even during the intense negotiations in washing tonight. the economy hired 155,000 jobs. there were gains in healthcare, food services and manufacturing, also in construction which added 30,000 jobs. that was the biggest jump in over a year, partly from rebuilding aflt superstorm sandy -- after superstorm sandy. but those increases have not helped ter resa. she has been working at the same bank for 10 years before being laid off. >> it affects everything. >> reporter: wall street would like better news. the numbers were in line with expectations but nothing to celebrate. >> we had lot of temporary hiring at the end of the year. it's nothing beyond that. a real true test of the numbers is the next reporting period. >> reporter: she has been job hunting for a year and half and took an overnight shift at a retail store to make ends meet. all told they added rough lit same as the year before. over 12 millio
the details in a few minutes, barbara. >> let's check the midday tracks. alexis davies this morning. >> there's an accident reported northbound 95 at maryland at route 32. it is on the off-ramp. the off-ramp is closed because of delays. ald the beltway, you're looking at a 17-minute drive as you drive from 95 to 70. still dealing with the water main break at little river turnpike. and another water main break, route 2 at north kings highway. back to you guys. >> thank you, landover. prince george's county detectives say keith watson was shot on rangewood drive. investigators are looking for a black audi with maryland tags. 012524ce. if you have any information, call police. >>> and school buses could have video cameras on to catch drivers speeding around them at stops. have we seen a lot of these cars driving around buses? >> you know, barbara, the one point or another, we've all seen it happen. the school bus turns its yellow flashers on. prepares to come to a stop and the car blows right by disregarding the signal. here's in falls church, possibly before the end of this school year, blowing
of the southbound lanes is open. no word on when the other two will reopen. for more on the commute, here's alexis davies in for danella. >> reporter: overall the beltway is running smoothly. there's a water main break as you mentioned. two southbound lanes closed between cumberland and dorsett avenue. elsewhere, taking a live look at 270 here, northbound lanes are the headlights heading into the screenment very little problems being reported there. elsewhere on the roadways, live look at 395 here at duke street. then again at the 14th street bridge, a 12-minute ride from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. aaron and eun? >> thank you. >>> 4:32. news4's melissa mollet with more. good morning. >>> good morning. we're getting information about two u.s. drone strikes overnight in northwest pakistan that killed 13 people including a senior taliban commander. he was ayoung nine people killed in a house. he had been injured in a suicide bombing in november. just to the north another four people were killed when a missile hit a vehicle. as soon as we get more information, we'll pass it along. at the l
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in this small town in maine. he bankrolled the studio so alexis wright could teach workout classes. >> we had a friendship. we talked often. i may see her once a month. >> reporter: the scandal unraveled this past fall, when kennebunk police raided the office, confiscating detailed records, hours of videotape, and what's now known as the list. more than 100 names of clients who allegedly paid wright for sex. police are making those names public. >> i thought she was a little -- not risque. but flirtatious at times. >> reporter: a father of two, strong also admits, he had a sexual relationship with wright. >> never became romantic. >> reporter: it was just physical? >> it was strictly physical. >> i have no comment. >> reporter: wright has been charged with more than 100 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, and tax evasion. the indictment also alleges that wright secretly recorded over 100 hours of video with her clients, something strong denies knowing about. he denies any wrongdoing. but he says, he will spend the rest of his life apologizing to his wife. >> i'm sorry for any dishon
in las vegas, to meet alexis wineman, miss montana, with all of the others as they compete for the crown. but her journey unlike any other, her family telling us the stories of the little girl unable to relate to the little girls at school, the hours spent alone, she had autism but they didn't know it. the teacher who once said i don't get paid enough to handle this. but 11 years old, finally answer. a diagnosis. no one thought she would make it here. i'm david. good to meet you. at 18, alexis has defied the odds. the first contestant with autism to compete in miss america. she came with a message for other children with special needs. what do you say to other young people who feel alone? >> i wish they would embrace themselves for who they are. >> reporter: and when she didn't have any friends growing up, i heard you had one best friend? >> oh, yes. in the fourth grade, i had a giant winnie the pooh doll. >> reporter: winnie the pooh, still loyal today. there are so many young women here who have defied the odds from small-town america. from ohio, miss fallen timbers. miss wyoming finan
. that package heads to the senate after the president's inauguration. >>> alexis, wineman grew up knowing she was not like any other kids, but it wasn't until she turned 11 that she really found out why. here's dr. sanjay gupta with the story of a girl who did not let her disorder get in the way of her dreams. >> reporter: miss montana surrounded by more than 50 other bo beauty queens on stage. for most of her life, alexis, wineman spent her time alone. >> i was very quiet. i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there wassing ing ssomething w their small town didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at the age of 11, a doctor finely put the name to wineman's condition, pervasive development disorder, a mile form of autism. typically children with autism are intelligent but very quiet. typically they don't end up becoming beauty queens either. but wineman said one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i wanted to accept myself and my autism and i realized that my autism d
designers, michelle obama always makes a statement. alexis brian morgan. >> i remember seeing a picture of her in brazil in a one shouldered rachel roy dress with black and gold wooden bangles, quite frankly she looked kind of hot, but still very appropriate in her role. when have you ever said that a first lady looks hot? >> mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. sure, she knocked our socks off with that ivory ball grown. but in the early days of her husband's first term, she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates first game way to sheaths and those pearls ala jackie kennedy. >> she loves fashion forward jewelry, she still wears pearls and mix things 20g9. wear a cardigan, it's not just the twin set, she mixes things together. and wears it with a vintage belt, there are elements that are definitely feel jackie ochlgt, but she has completely her own twist on everything. >> reporter: alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role. bold colors, toe f
, and ambassador from malta. and, of course, a special welcome to ambassador alexis tsipras, the u.s. ambassador to hungary. so many of you are here. i know many were here for the inauguration, the first working day of the second term. our first major event here at brookings in the second term. and yesterday president obama's second inaugural address has already called a manifesto for liberalism, bolstered his supporters on a range of issues, and his credits are already complaining he is preaching to the choir, or worse, that he reaffirmed the worst feelings, that he is a socialist. and president obama anticipated that criticism by putting his talk into the context of his include ongoing skepticism of central authority, and calling it a fiction that all societies ill can be served through government alone. and as the u.s. looks around the world today, president obama highlighted a few big challenges, asia, africa, latin america and the middle east. but, frankly, americans are used to trouble in those places. but for the last three years for the first time since the end of the cold war, europe ha
. >> michelle really loves alexis jewelry. she still wears pearls. it's not just the twin set. she mixes things together an wears where vicinitiage belts. there are elements that are jackie o. but she has her own twist on everything. alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role, bold color, patterns, pointed toe flats and even neon nail polish. her gray nail polish was a big talker. >> she wear clothes with a metallic sheen. it just reflects the light an catches her skin in a beautiful way. that's another thing that's really smart. >> reporter: mrs. obama signature style has evolved into what she likes to call lady like with a twist. the look most often includes skirts and dresses that are circular, lots of floral, texture and jewel sleeveless to show off her toned arms. many women say it's her every day style that has such appeal. >> people definitely love her style because it's relatable. they will see her wearing a j crew cardigan that they can do themselves. they can look just
in theaters today. alexis christoforous has more on the adult twist of the 200- year-old fairytale. >> reporter: hansel and gretel aren't kids anymore. this modern movie version of the grimm's fairytale takes place 15 years after the title characters survive the witch who wanted to eat them. now they're professional witch hunters. how do you best kill a witch? >> cutting off her head tends to work. >> reporter: jeremy and the former bond girl star in the film. >> my name is gretel. and this is my brother hansel. they're vulnerable when they're apart but strong when they're together. >> reporter: the actors say playing siblings was easy. >> jeremy and i have a really great chemistry naturally off screen. so we could bring that. >> there's a deep love that i have for my siblings and so just kind of brought it in with jemma who's easy to love. >> finally meet. >> reporter: another bond girl plays the most wicked witch. >> so witty and formidable. she's like a tigris. >> very scary. i scared -- scary. i scared myself. >> reporter: not just tale of sweet revenge. they also have to confr
closer to becoming miss america. thank you so much. >> alexis may have won the popular vote, but the overall winner, mallory hagan, receives a $50,000 college scholarship. miss south carolina, by the way, was the first runner-up. >>> tomorrow on abc7 good morning america, robin roberts has a big announcement sure to make you smile. good morning america against -- begins tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. here on abc7. >>> new this morning, the tracy fire department will soon be giving away new child safety seats to families in need. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports a grant from the state office of traffic safety will cover the cost of 275 children's car seats. that's more than $26,000 worth. the fire chief reported recently to the tracy city council that his department is seeing a lot of improperly installed car seats, recalled seats or just plain broken car seats. a public checkup event is being held next saturday from one to three at the parker avenue entrance of el pescadero park. they will have installers to help you out. >> coming up, a new space mission is unde
of play. that ride on that saucer, even down the smallest of hills -- is that fun, alexis? >> yeah, it's fun. >> reporter: it's a smile maker. >> coming up at 6:00, marley's first snowstorm. boy, did this 2 1/2-year-old take advantage. you'll want to see it. >> good to see that stick lack. >> what also puts a smile on our face is when we get to hear veronica's forecast. let's take it again. >> thanks a lot, guys. yeah, this time will come during the afternoon and evening rush. it will start around 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, it's not going to enuntil 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. some of that light snow could continue as late as midnight. it will be light and powdery. we'll see 1 to 2 inches. slightly higher amounts near the bay, but during the overnight, of course the big problem will be the refreeze that takes place. we don't have anything to report. temperatures will be staying low. the highs tomorrow will be right around where we are right now. so drop into the teens, going to the 20s, the snow comes back into our area. we'll talk about that, and something they put smiles on some folks' faces
alexis? >> yeah, it's fun. >> reporter: it's a smile maker. not much, but it was measurable. the stick is at the ready. bring on that snow. live in calrt county, pat collins, news4. >> pat in a hat. thank you, pat. >>> if you don't have the weather app. what are you waiting for? you need to download that bad boy now before tomorrow's snow that's expected during the rush hour. search nbc washington weather in the app. store or google play. >>> right now two united airlines planes are out of service while inspectors look for damage. they clipped wings. federal aviation administration officials say an arriving plane was pulling into gate c-12 when the wing clipped -- passengers on board flight 951 from brussels got off and were taken to customs. nobody was hurt. the parked plane was empty. >>> we have a developing story in prince george's county. tonight we now know two teens have been arrested for the murder of 16-year-old marcus jones, pictured here. he was a sophomore at friendly high in ft. washington. erika gonzalez joins us live from police headquarters with new information for you.
this for many alexis to, unless they get their act together. melissa: is there one thing republicans to put on the table that would turn the tide of the conversation? cut military spending, something that can make them look fresh and new? >> all laugh to say, they're responsible and the other side is not to read at think that message, like 60 percent said government spending is out of control. but the question is how you go about it. you can't do it in a butcher block fashion that would allow people to get hurt. the political screening will be so intense. you saw what happened with paul ryan, the head of the house budget committee republican from wisconsin when heated. he got hammered for cutting cuts in terms of medicare in the seniors, even those who are involved with tea party. wait a second. not me. go after the government workers, somebody else, but not me. it has to be done in a way that allows the american people to see republicans and democrats in it together. that would give it the republicans moral high ground to say we're the ones being responsible. melissa: i love it. thank you.
announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> hello from new york. i'm chris hayes here with alexis goldsteen, neil borofsky, stephanie kelton, professor of economics at the university of missouri kansas city and joe wisenthal. in the wake of the news of tim geithner's departure to be replaced with jack lu, we're talking about the geithner legacy. and because i think when you look at the first term, he's, i think it's hard to argue anyone was a more influential cabinet member. you know, the signature things that happened particularly in the midst of the crisis have been shepherded by tim geithner, he lasted all four years. they say he was incredibly successful -- incredibly influential. we're talking about his legacy. one of the things we said before break is this argument about the bailouts and the cost. the idea that, you know, people throw around the $700 billion figure which is a huge eye popping number and then the argument on the other side that time geithner will say taxpayers made money on the bailout. or you basically just said that. and neil, you have an issue with that. >
schwartzman. now i'd like to recognize alexis herman. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. and i am so very pleased to announce after yesterday's glorious inauguration and perhaps a late-night celebration that 317 democratic national committee members have registered in person for this meeting, and where 47, for a total 364 out of 460 members. so yes, madam chair, our democratic national committee is here at it is about our president. take back the house, elected democrats at every level of government and fight for our values for 100% of the american people. thank you. thank you, madam chair. [applause] >> thank you, secretary. the next item on the committee's agenda is the report from the credentials committee. i'd like to recognize co-chairs to give us an update on this. >> in a. >> thank you, madam chair. on the have of the rest of the potential committee we are honored to present our report. >> the credentials committee received a challenge to the election of dnc members from the state of georgia, and a challenge to the election process used in the election of dnc memb
coming up. then meet miss montana, alexis wineman could be the next miss america and she's the first ever diagnosed with autism to compete. stick around hamburger helper can help you back. and with box tops for education on every box, it helps you help your school. so you're doing good, just by making dinner. hamburger helper. available at walmart. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. >> brian: now your news by the numbers. 40%. that's how much health premiums could go up for people between the age of 21 to 29. in 2014. you hear that, gretchen? the concern, according to a new study, is because an influx of relatively healthy people will tip the balance away from those who the media helps immediate. next, tenth place. matt damon's movie ends up in tenth place. it made 4 million bucks in its opening weekend. 15%. that's how much more you'll have to pay for this new anheuser-busch beer called black crown. it will be stronger a
proposal in washington. with us now is alexi, noah's uncle. i understand you had concerns that your voice, your family's voice was not being heard by the white house. you just heard from them moments ago. what did they say? >> that's correct. the white house contacted me on my way -- while i was on my way to the show. i had sent an e-mail about eight days ago to an aide of president obama asking questions about whether the families would have an opportunity to speak about the proposal. and an opportunity to be heard. and i never received a response to that e-mail. according to the call i just received, it was a miscommunication at the white house. and that's why there was no response to the e-mail. they apologized for that. >> why do you think they reached out to you now? one of our producers called them today in anticipation of the interview to get a comment and i think the associated press also ran a story on it, too. do you think that's what did it? >> i think to help them understand the situation better in terms of the family's desire to speak to vice president biden. my understanding
is broken. policies are making it worse. >> does anyone think alexi can create jobs? look at his record of economic failure. >> 28 years of barbara boxer and america is going broke. >> the results were largely successful for them. the chamber helped elect candidates like marco rubio and kelly in the senate. although big money efforts to unseat some senators, like barbara boxer and michael bennett did fall short. both sides sought to repair relations. tom donahue said he was willing to work, and the president extended an olive branch when he went to the chamber in february of 2011. >> maybe if we had had brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. but i'm going to make up for it. for all the disagreements, tom, we may have sometimes on issues, i know you love this country. i know you want america to succeed just as badly as i do. >> once again, however, it seemed to be one step forward and one step back. the two sides battled over taxes, spending and the budget throughout 2011 and 2012. the chamber accused the president of trying to kill j
of privacy and conspiracy. both he and alexis wright have pleaded not guilty. >> reporter: did you pay for sex with alexis wright? >> no. >> reporter: did you help her promote prostitution. >> i certainly did not. >> reporter: did you invade privacy of the 150 or so johns on the list? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: here in his lawyer's office, the piles of evidence, the infamous dvds threatened strong with years behind bars. >> i have been harassed. i have received threatening phone calls threatening my life. >> reporter: investigators say strong worked with the 30-year-old alexis wright to sell sex, running license plates of clients and receiving hours of video of her encounters. >> reporter: so you don't have any knowledge of any of the detailed ledgers and records? >> that's not what he's saying. he's saying he's not going to talk about it. >> reporter: despite the potential jail time, strong isn't resentful. >> reporter: you're not angry at alexis? >> no. >> reporter: angry at your self? >> i could let myself be angry but i have to move on. >> reporter: the 57-year-old said he didn
made. joining me now is dr. alexis pal per rin. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> how are things at your e.r.? >> crowded. it's a mess, we've gotten to the point where we're handing out masks when people come in with any kind of could have or fever or body ache. >> you said the hallways are lined and we've seen that in other hospitals across country. >> we don't have room in the waiting room. >> are people coming in who shouldn't be in the e.r.? >> if you're starting to get flu symptoms, don't come to the e.r., go to your primary doctor. if it's early in the course and you do test positive, they can give you tam iflu. if you're having flu symptoms, the e.r. is not best place for you. there are a lot sick patients and people that can catch the flu from you and can give you whatever they have. it's not the best place for people starting to get sick. >> the vast majority of people who get this vaccine will not get the flu but there are a minority, i hope it's okay for me to say this, who get immunized and get sick anyway. you were one of them. >> yes, i was. >> without getting into
life, alexis wineman spent her time alone. >> i was very quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there was something wrong, but their small town of cutbank, montana, didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at age 11, after years and years of searching for answers, a doctor finally put a name to her condition -- pervasive development disorder. a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent. but very quiet. socially awkward, and they don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically they don't end up becoming beauty queens either. but wineman says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i longed to really accept myself and my autism. and i realized that my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> she entered the miss montana pageants as a way to prove to herself she could do anything she set her mind to. >> i fell in love with the program. good thing, too, because i won. i wasn'
to become miss america. but for most of her early life, alexis weinman spent her time alone. >> i was very quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> her parents knew there was something wrong but their small town of cutbank, montana didn't have the resources to help them figure out what it was. at the age of 11, a doctor finally put a name to her condition. pervasive development disorder. a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent but very quiet. socially awkward and don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically, they don't end up becoming beauty queens either but she says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i longed to accept myself and my autism and i realized that my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> she entered the miss montana pageant as a way to problem she could do anything. >> i fell in love with the program, good thing too because i won. i wasn't expecting to win but it's funny how things work
. sanjay gupta introduces us to alexis weinman in this week's "human factor." miss montana surrounded by more than 50 other beauty queens on stage all hoping to become miss america. for most of her early life she spent her time alone. >> i was quiet because i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i really didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there was something wrong but the small town of cut bank, montana, didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at the age of 11 after years and years of searching for answers a doctor finally put a name to weinman's division, pervasive development disorder, a mild form of autism. typically children with autism are very intelligent but very quiet, socially awkward and don't respond appropriately to interactions with other people. typically they don't end up becoming beauty queens either but weinman says one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i wanted to accept myself and my autism and i realized my autism isn't what defines me. i define what is autism. >> reporter: s
of alexis de tocqueville. the tocqueville wrote democracy in america two generations after the american founding. two generations after madison identified the tyranny of the majority as the distinctively worse political outcome the democracy could produce to feed the tocqueville, however, had a different answer than that ascended to the question of what kind of despotism space nations have to fear. his warming is justly famous and more pertinent now than ever. this despotism that will lead to tocqueville what he say was mild than the traditional despotisms but coming in here i put them at length the modern despotism leave men without granting them. it is absolute, detailed, regular, farsi and my old. it would resemble paternal power if like that and have for its object to prepare men for manhood but on the contrary it seems only to keep them fixed. it willingly works for their happiness but it wants to be the unique agent and sole arbiter of the happiness. it provides for their security and for their needs, facilitates the pleasures, conductor principal fares, directs their industries,
and arrested alexis rueda and his brother eduardo rueda . the assault rifle was later found in a nearby shed. >> new informations surfacing about the body found it at navato disposal and petaluma on friday off. >> the man has been identified as 30 year-old luis gomez did as i originally from mexico. >> he lived in both eureka in santa rosa but was currently transient. he would stay with relatives in the santa rosa area periodically in new people in the petaluma area. >> was last seen alive on thursday evening in santa rosa. authorities are still trying to determine how he's body gatt to petaluma. >> we now know the lance the falcons will face off against the san francisco 49 is next sunday. >> the falcons last seahawks game was a nail biter. >> with the falcons blowing a 20 point lead in the fourth quarter and been winning with the 49 yd field goal. >> a sum niners fans wanted seattle when as today, because the nfc said it should game with a been played at candlestick instead of an atlanta. >> i feel like the nine is are a better team than both of those teams. >> the game is coming up sunday
. but when the sunshine comes out in florida, we're in pretty good shape. i'm with alexis and gina and this is diego. we're at discovery cove, where the whole idea is, if you visit this area, you get a chance to get this close with diego and have some interaction. they'll take care of letting you know what is safe and what you can do and what you can't do. if you come down. so, let's talk a little about the weather. we'll show you exactly what's going on. we need to talk about the snow and ice situation that moves through the country. thank you, diego. by the way, there is going to be some areas that gets some freezing rain out of this. georgia, tennessee and north carolina. stay up with your abc stations. and this front moves south, look at the difference. look at the difference between orlando, where we are, and in georgia. and look at the numbers in south florida. being south of that front is a really good deal. that arctic air staying in place for a good part of the country today. >> we're just hanging out with diego. but diego's sounds are much better than my dolphin sounds. l
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